Minimum of 33 graduate credits with a GPA of 3.0 (see p. 15, “Course Load”).
Minimum of 18 credits (generally 6 courses) at the 400 level.
Minimum of 18 credits (generally 6 courses) conducted in the major language.
Minimum of 9 credits (generally 3 courses) in the Area of Emphasis (Literary and Cultural Studies or Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) for your concentration (French or Spanish).
Minimum or 9 credits in core courses (LAN 405, LAN 475 or LAN 480, LAN 485, LAN 490)
Sufficient electives to complete a minimum of 33 credit hours of coursework.
Maximum total of 9 credits from study in another department or at another university, including study abroad may be transferred and applied to the M.A. These will normally be applied at the 300 level, with a maximum of 6 credits at the 400 level for courses taken in other ISU departments.
A comprehensive examination, usually taken in the last semester of study or a Master’s thesis, with departmental approval. If interested in the thesis option, you must notify your advisor in your first semester of study and follow the guidelines (beginning on p. 21) that show how to formally request this option.
All requirements, including the comprehensive exam or Master’s thesis, must be completed within 6 years.